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ukraine. >> we're waiting for another statement from secretary of state john kerry in paris after his marathon meeting with the leaders of ukraine, russia, and european ministers. right now, kerry is back behind closed doors with allies after meeting with russia's foreign ministers. this is an additional meeting. kerry was supposed to address the press and head back to paris hours ago. but russia's lauvrov left withot speaking to his ukrainian counterpar. the white house saying no deal has been reality showed. but president pawn and chancellor merkel discussed a possible international effort to improve the standoff. >>> in brussels, nato putting all military and civilian meetings with russia on hold and is reviewing all of its dealings with moscow, the russian envoy accusing nato of double standards here in holding cold war stereotypes. russia has until late tonight to reverse course in ukraine's crimea region or face e.u. sanctions and even possible expulsion from the g-8. the white house is looking to deescalate the situation. pro-russian protesters in crimea surrounded the car carr
well in control of crimea. and the question now, and it's something which john kerry is going to be looking at closely tomorrow, on how he can under it, is what russia does next. and the focus will be on this region here, where i am today, in east ukraine. this is the second biggest city in the country, the industrial heartland, kharkov. many people here have been encouraged with what's happening in ukraine and would ideally like the russians to come in here, too. behind me, you probably can't make it out now, but there is a huge statue of lenin under which there is a group of pro-russian protesters. they occupied this and hoisted the russian flag, and in violence between them and kiev government supporters, many dozens of people were injured. today in doniesk, another area, pro-russians occupied government offices there. the fear is that russia is trying to create the sort of chaos and instability here to justify intervening on behalf of the russian speakers. now, not everybody here would be happy to see the russians come. and clearly, one of the key focuses of john kerry's v
security team met for two hours last night at the white house. secretary kerry said the white house is not seeking confrontation with russia, but demands that moscow deescalate this crises. >> if you were jlegitimately worried about your citizens, go to the government and talk to them about it. go to the u.n. there's a better way to pursue their interests in ukraine. if russia does not choose to deescalate, then our partners will have absolutely no choice but to join us to continue to expand upon steps we have taken in recent days in order to isolate russia politically, dependenticly and economically. >> ian williams is in kiev. what's the latest there? >> hi, krystal. we saw the first shots fired in this crises outside an air base in crimea during an intense standoff. the air base has been sealed off by armed russian soldiers but ukrainian soldiers who work in the base marched up towards the gate, demanding they be allowed in to get on with their jobs. the russians responded by firing warning shots above their heads and threatening to shoot them in their legs. luckily it was diffus
-government protesters in a pro russia strong hold. secretary of state john kerry addressed the up rising in an exclusive interview with our very own andrea mitchell. he had strong words for vladimir putin. >> i think russia needs to be very careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation, but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. this is not rocky iv. >> from tough talk by the nation's top diplomat to a warning from the nation's top military officer. one day after the president ordered the pentagon to prep for a troop withdrawal by the end of this year the chairman of the joint chiefs is weighing in. in an interview with nbc this afternoon, general martin dempsey warned about potential consequences. >> we don't want that to re-occur. we don't want afghanistan to become a safe haven in any way, and in order for that to -- in order to prevent that future, we need a stable, reliable partner. we need an afghan government that rejects the presence of al qaeda inside its borders and we need security forces on th
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